And the National Book Award Winner for Fiction Is


Jacqueline Woodson, author of the National Book Award winning Brown Girl Dreaming, presented the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction to Jesmyn Ward for Sing, Unburied Sing.   The New York Times called the book “A Haunted Trip to Prison.”  Read the review – here.

This is the second time Ward has won the National Book Award;  in 2011 her second novel, Salvage the Bones, took the prize.